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Anchorage / Crooked Stave Between the Staves

 
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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sour collaboration with Crooked Stave.
Sour ale fermented in fouders with 3 strains of brettanomyces, aged in cognac barrels 11 months with a funky bunch of bacteria.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (5219) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Poured into a snifter. Pours a dark brown with a beige head. The aroma has orange zest and funk. Bitter and a little tart. Smooth mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Sour. Wine. Cherries. Very nice and mellow. Some wood and tart finish throught the palate. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (5073) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2014
On tap at Crooked Stave (The Source). Deep reddish brown appearance with a lingering beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, oak, earth, funky yeast, sour notes and a touch of cognac. Similar flavor, sour, tart, funky, woody and fruity with a light puckering feel. Medium body with a lingering finish. Dank.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. The look is darker, off white head, and clear. The smell is cherry, peach candy, sour, wood, interesting, and lactic. The taste is tart, peach, sour, fruit, wood, funk, and good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft: Poured murky brown with red edge. Head was thin. Aroma was pungent and funky. Taste was similar funky fruit, malt, strong Brett, zesty to the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4518) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Dark plum appearance. Mild head. Smell is fantastic. So cognac and liquor sweetness. Grapey and prune and toffee. Super grape forward. Fig and plum with sugar cane Splenda and some banana runt. The liquor cognac is really easy to pick out. So nice in the finish

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle bought @ The Mikkeller webshop. Pours reddish brown with a frothy beige head that leaves lots of spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny malty, fruity and funky with dark bread, pink grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, passion fruit, moist soil, hay, barnyard, leather, raspberries, blackberries and lemon zest. Taste is sour, tiny bitter, malty, fruity and funky with dark bread, caramel, cereal, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, passion fruit, moist hay, barnyard, moist soil and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour , funky and fruity with dark bread, lemon juice, pineapple juice, passion fruit, moist hay, moist soil, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Really interesting mix of an oud bruin and the tropical fruit funk of the Anchorage brett. Quite cool!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle, pours clear red ruby with a small off white head. Aroma is acidy sour fruity berry. Flavor is funky stable dry fruity vinous slightly bitter astringent.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 6oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 10.25.15 ]
Tiny-chestnut, thin white cream head. Muted sweet cherry acetic nose, some playdoh, lightly salty. Plum flavor sweet up front, heavy cherry acid mid with soft, waxy Brett saddle mid-late, some light stable and citrus throughout, fruit-acid-sugar three-way but all of it hot, not integration either.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (4208) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Shared at RBSG 2014 in the Presidential Suite. Tart cherry in the nose. with some bourbon. Strongly acetic and a burning finish. Overall very tart without much else; in a chest burning way without much fruitiness or barnyard.


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